Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Collector Coins To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Of Superman

The Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Superman. Co-created by Canadian Joe Shuster and his American collaborator Jerry Siegel, the Man of Steel is now honored on collector coins which were unveiled today at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square by Canada’s CitizenshipContinue reading “Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Collector Coins To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Of Superman”

Amazon Announces Amazon Coins

If you own a Kindle Fire, you’ll find a little unexpected something in your account right now — 500 Amazon Coins, worth $5. You can use the coins to buy apps and games, as well as items inside apps and games. And if you want to purchase additional coins for yourself or your family, youContinue reading “Amazon Announces Amazon Coins”

$100 Bill’s New Security-Enhanced Design To Be Put Into Circulation In October 2013

Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that the redesigned version of the $100 bill will be finally be placed into circulation on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. TheContinue reading “$100 Bill’s New Security-Enhanced Design To Be Put Into Circulation In October 2013”

Canadian Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Coins

In 2012 The Royal Canadian Mint released a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin. In daylight, the coin looks just like a normal dinosaur – a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, to be specific, bones of which were discovered in Alberta in 1946 – but turn off the lights and a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur skeleton appears. The coin was designed so thatContinue reading “Canadian Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Coins”

When Are The Presidential Dollar Coins Being Released This Year?

Searching for savings in a tough economy, the White House decided that the U.S. Mint would scrap automatic production of millions of dollar coins bearing the image of deceased American presidents at a saving of $50 million a year. The U.S. Treasury estimates there are almost $1.4 billion worth of dollar coins sitting in theContinue reading “When Are The Presidential Dollar Coins Being Released This Year?”

Did You Know That It Costs 2.4 Cents To Make One Penny?

President Obama is proposing to make pennies and nickels cheaper to produce. If passed, his plan would allow the Treasury Department to “change the composition of coins to more cost-effective materials.” Why? Because it currently costs the federal government 2.4 cents to make a penny and 11.2 cents for every nickel. The special formula forContinue reading “Did You Know That It Costs 2.4 Cents To Make One Penny?”

New Zealand to Mint Star Wars Coins for Legal Tender

Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and a cast of other heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away, will appear on coins issued by the South Pacific island state of Niue. A set of 40 coins are being produced by the New Zealand Mint. As legal tender, the coins will have a face valueContinue reading “New Zealand to Mint Star Wars Coins for Legal Tender”

Here Is The New Redesigned $100 Bill

The U.S. Treasury has unveiled a new $100 dollar bill that officials say is key to staying ahead of counterfeiters. Speaking at the new C-note’s debut, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it’s a challenge to guard against counterfeiting as technology becomes more sophisticated and more dollars flow overseas. Staying ahead of bogus bills isContinue reading “Here Is The New Redesigned $100 Bill”

U.S. Treasury to Unveil New $100 Bill Today

The new design for the $100 note will make its debut on Wednesday, April 21st during a ceremony at the Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The U.S. government redesigns currency in order to stay ahead of counterfeiters and protect the public. Decisions about the redesign of each denomination are guided by the government’s closeContinue reading “U.S. Treasury to Unveil New $100 Bill Today”

2010 Penny Redesign

The current Lincoln cent’s reverse (tails side) design is emblematic of President Abraham Lincoln’s preservation of the United States as a single and united country. The reverse features a union shield with a scroll draped across it bearing the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM (“out of many, one”).  The 13 vertical stripes of the shield representContinue reading “2010 Penny Redesign”

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